In 1951 several Wethersfield Country Club members as leaders of the Greater Hartford Jaycees organized the PGA Tours Insurance City Open that was first played at the Club on Labor Day weekend, 1952. As the Insurance City Open and later as the Greater Hartford Open, the event was hosted by Wethersfield Country Club from 1952 until 1983 after which it was moved to the TPC course in Cromwell.

Sam Snead won the tournament in 1955, and Arnold Palmer won his first PGA Tour event in the United States at Wethersfield Country Club "The Club of Champions" in 1956. Other winners included Tommy Bolt, Billy Casper, Ken Venturi, Dave Stockton, Lee Trevino, and Curtis Strange. Although he played here several times, Jack Nicklaus never succeeded in winning at Wethersfield. PGA Tour Professionals continue to regard Wethersfield Country Club as one of the best-conditioned golf courses in the country.